So… some 12 year old kid got loose on the internet.
This is going to be my only post where I actually respond to comments like this.
Now let me tell you about my past in gymnastics, so next time you judge me, you actually know something about it.
I started when I was 7, in a selected group in a gym called UTE. I learned good basics, the group was really well built up, with many training hours. Due to personal reasons I had to change clubs from UTE to JDSE and ended up in KSI. During the changes my group fell apart, my training hours got less and I lost interest. I have never been talented, and the girls in my new group had really bad influence on me. I got really lazy and at age 12, I quit. It was my own decision, and thinking back I wish I’ve worked harder, but that’s the way it turned out to be.
The summer after I quit, we moved to Iceland, and I decided to give gymnastics another shot, and I started looking at it from another perspective. In Hungary, only the talented girls got attention, and it was all about winning medals and training hard. But in Iceland, it was all about having fun at the gym, and doing what makes you happy. By starting again, I did not have high expectations. I did not spend half of my days at the gym, sweating, working hard and doing routines over and over again.
I have always been aware of my lack of strength, execution, and hard work.
In 2007, at age 15, a pair of Russian coaches took over the group, and started coaching me. The trainings got harder, and I started losing interest again because that was just not what I wanted. But I didn’t give up, because I still loved gymnastics.
During the years I got stronger and I improved a lot. I learned all of my skills between age 16-18 (which I think is pretty impressive), with couple of exceptions. And now i’m here, at age 21, keeping up the level I’ve been on, and I couldn’t be more happy about it. I train 2-3 hours a day, 6 times a week and I have plenty of time for school, friends, and anything I want to have time for.
I’m sorry that I still had an opportunity to make it to 2 World Championships and other big competitions, but even if I haven’t made it so far, I’m satisfied about where I am. I might not be part of the best gymnasts in the World, but I still have more skills than most of them.
And when you think people watch me and laugh at me, you are very wrong. Because unlike you, 12-y-o anon, those gymnasts know that in counties like mine, we don’t have the opportunity to train 7 hours a day, 6 times a week with the best coaches in the World, growing up in the gym. But what we can do, is smile, and show everyone how much we enjoy what we are doing.
Cause that what’s really matters. I’m glad you can do all those skills with good form, but I think these couple of lines of bragging were very unnecessary.
Graceful as ever.
Love you Agnes
2004 Athens: Event Champions
Probably the best Amanar of the 2000s next to Cheng Fei’s
crazy bar skills
crazy beam skills
a sold, well performed and well executed floor routine
I don’t know why people forget Athens 2004